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Into The Woods
Into The Woods
Price: 0.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's 89p FFS - buy one and decide for yourself., 19 May 2014
This review is from: Into The Woods (MP3 Download)
If you like Belle & Sebastian, Everything but the Girl or Vampire Weekend you will probably like this. It's melancholic in a way that pure cheers me up. There's some glamour to go with the woe in skinny bint Johanna Zapp who sings like an angel who's never been in a choir. More out of tune than in; this is nearly compensated for in the lyrics of my favourite song Scars on the Heart.

Tom Hilverkus, who looks like a constipated accountant, appears to be so boring he must be cool. The Happy Couple, a German duo of contradictions, could better be named the Unhappy Couple. Listening to this with a picky music journalist he said, 'It's almost good.' A compliment indeed, and we listened all the way through without reaching for the pause button or the ear plugs.

It's only 89p FFS - buy one and decide for yourself.


My Judy Garland Life
My Judy Garland Life
by Susie Boyt
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hilarity and Heartache, 13 May 2013
This review is from: My Judy Garland Life (Hardcover)
'Elizabeth Taylor has stolen Eddie Fisher from Debbie Reynolds....how these things affect us.' Sylvia Plath wrote in her diary, before Assia Wevill had 'stolen' Ted Hughes from her.

After a century of celebrity, we subconsciously measure our lives against those of the tragic and famous. Susie Boyt's My Judy Garland Life is an intelligent, at times hilarious, analysis of obsession.

You don't even have to be a Judy fan to enjoy this book. Everybody is obsessed with something, even if it's (only) Your Self.

Boyt writes with perception and clarity, and she knows her subject at least as well as the back of her hand.


What to Look for in Winter
What to Look for in Winter
by Candia McWilliam
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.38

13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shrek's Sister, 23 Aug 2010
A Scottish morality tale combined with seductive post-Jungian self-analysis, this is the book for people who fail at being perfect. With sudden slashes of brutal humour, McWilliam creates an unflattering portrait of herself somewhere between Shrek's sister and a reclusive Mary Magdalene. Beauty is over-rated and undervalued. She's a talented, intelligent writer who needs to give up guilt for Lent and write more books.
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Tcm: A Natural Guide to Weight Loss That Lasts (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
Tcm: A Natural Guide to Weight Loss That Lasts (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
by Nan Lu
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.80

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Dragon's Way, 6 Oct 2009
Take off 12 pounds and 8 inches the dragon's way, suggests Dr Lu, the Chinese author of this excellent book. If I followed his suggestion of a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner of fruit and nuts, with the odd half cup of pasta thrown in, I'd lose more than 12 pounds mate. But the Dragon's Way exercises are great and the book is worth buying for those. Go Dr Lu.


The Quick End
The Quick End
by Michael Bracewell
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fear of Heaven, 28 Jun 2009
This review is from: The Quick End (Paperback)
Don Watson's Fear of Heaven is beautiful, poetic, philosophical and profound. If you like Djuna Barnes' Nightwood, you'll love Fear of Heaven.


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